Marriage is no easy feat. Anyone who has been married for a few years can tell you that. But on the flip side, marriage is one of God's greatest gifts to His creation. One gift that requires hard work, determination, patience, grace, forgiveness, wisdom and lots and lots of unconditional love.
But what happens when a wife becomes weary?
When a wife becomes weary she must decide to enter into battle and fight for her marriage and remove anything that is in her way. Yes, anything.
I have a close friend that married her childhood sweetheart. She and her husband had been neighbors since the day they were born. They grew up together, went to school together, experienced loss together, and learned how to do life together. So when they got married, naturally, they believed they could conquer anything together with God on their side.
The first couple of years of their marriage my friend and her husband lived just down the street from the homes they grew up in. They were living out their dreams. They wanted to be near their families and have their children grow up around their large extended family. It all seemed so perfect.
And then it happened.
My friend became weary.
She was tired because of all the family members who were placing themselves in her and her husband's business. She was exhausted from the constant barrage of knocking on the door and the ringing of the doorbell from family just "stopping by". She was tired of hearing the question, "When are you going to have children?" when she was finding out that she was barren in her womb. She was weary to the point she didn't want to do anything anymore. She nearly wished her life was over.
And then one day while she was praying through tears, God began to give her the wisdom she needed to end the weariness and allow His strength to be made perfect in her life and marriage. After much prayer and discussion her and her husband packed up and moved away to another city to seek the path God had for them there. Because, you see, He never wanted her and her husband to live in that town. They chose to do so.
And that's just it. We become weary when we lean to our own understanding and take our lives out of God's hands and put them in our own hands.
But there is always hope! Wives, when you become weary, be sure to place your life back into the Father's hands. Give Him the reigns and allow Him to steer you onto the narrow path that He has carved out for your life. Allow Jesus to give you the sustenance you need to thrive in your marriage and not just survive. Let Him take your weary heart and make it full of His strength and purpose.
Perhaps you have allowed something into your marriage that is putting an unnecessary strain upon it. Pray and ask God to remove anything in your marriage that isn't sanctifying it. Pray and ask God to give you the wisdom you need to rise on wings like an eagle and soar above your circumstance!
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
And our faithful and merciful God will do it. He will give you what you need to bless your marriage and every other aspect of your entire existence. Because He cares for you and loves you. Don't give up, dear sister! Don't grow weary in well doing, because if you stand strong in Christ you'll reap your harvest in due time. And it will be worth every single minute of your trial!
Could you use some practical Christian wisdom and encouragement for your marriage? If so, I invite you to join myself and 10 other anointed wives for the Wisdom for Wives Online Conference this spring! I believe that you will walk away from these sessions an entirely different person and I cannot wait to see you there! And if you register soon by clicking the link above, you will save $10 off the regular price :)
Until next time,
xoxo Carlie K. @ManagingYourBlessings.com